"It's weird, no matter how many people he kills, the audience still thinks he's lovable."
— Tarquin on Thog, The Order of the Stick
Strong Bad: [To audience] No, seriously. I'm Strong Bad, and you don't know it yet, but I'm the reason you're here.
Homestar Runner: It's twue.
"Please, look forward... to me, Jeremiah Gottwald!"
— Jeremiah Gottwald, ''Code Geass R2'
"Terrorsaur, Scorponok, we're condemning you to a fiery death cause Waspinator has a bigger fan club."
— Transformers Wiki
"I am da Cheese! I am da best character on da show! I am better than both the Salami and the Bologna combined!"
— Filburt, Rocko's Modern Life trying to invoke the trope in "Wacky Delly"
"So basically, the hero is this guy. I think it's time we faced that fact."
Rower: "So you guys new around here or what?"
Naruto: "Oh my god! You are the rower!"
Naruto: "I'm such a huge fan!"
Naruto: "Everything you do is just amazing!"
Rower: "No, I... I just row, man."
"Nothing's as important on TV as your likability index."
— Blaineley, Total Drama Island
"I am hilarious and you will quote everything I say."
— Nappa, Dragon Ball Abridged
"If I had my way, I’d combine all the versions into one super duper deluxe mega version. Obviously, you take the Sim version as the base and add in the kid from Scott. Get Topper from the Captain Picard version. You may not remember Topper, but he’s one of Scrooge’s nephew’s buddies, and in the book, he’s a bit of a ladies man. Most versions just kinda dismiss him, but not the case here. It’s like they told the actor “go watch Billy D. Williams from the late 70′s and be be more seductive and alluring and over the top sextastic than he is.”
"Many times, I've wished I had that big machine from the [Oops! All Berries] ad that separates Crunchberries from normal cornmeal spheres. But not for its original purpose — I don't eat Cap'n Crunch. What I would really like to do is somehow throw NCIS in there and make the entire show about Abby Scuito... Isn't that always the way? Every time I watch a show, I get hooked on one particular character who isn't a main character."
"Um... I thank you for the fan mail, but I haven't really done anything yet... I do like the attention, though..."
"You're the protagonist. I'm just a cool, handsome foil (who happens to be your twin brother)."
— Henry, No More Heroes
"Being a minor character isn't always a bad thing. Sometimes those are the most cherished characters of all, like Boba Fett from Star Wars."
— Mako Tsunami, Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series
"Hey, it’s everyone’s idol! Don't let the cute fool you! He’s a brave warrior who may be small, but his spear packs a huge wallop."
— Pause screen description of Bandanna Waddle Dee in Kirby's Return to Dream Land
"[This story is] probably final, that would be my guess, but I live in a world where a one-off picture of a cat and a devil resulted in their having lunch months later in a restaurant where frogs serve you from hot air balloons. I can’t graph this shit, son."
— Tycho, Penny Arcade
Hazama as Taokaka: Hey, quit pawing at my clothes, you stupid cat! No! Don't lick them, either!
Taokaka as Hazama: Tao would never say that, 'cause she's adorable and friendly and a fan favorite. Don't break character, hipster-person!
— Relius' gag reel, BlazBlue: Continuum Shift Extend
"Put this little bro on a T-Shirt!"
— Young!Wallow Bravest Wariors on Catbug.